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Hit a Growth Plateau? Use These 9 Ecommerce Strategies

Every ecommerce company hits it now and then. It’s the dreaded <i>plateau</i>, or worse, the sales slump.Such plateaus make investors anxious, they cause …

eCommerce

Why I skipped the bank and took out a loan from my 'peers'

NEW YORK (AP) — When I realized I was paying off six different credit cards and not getting anywhere, I decided to consolidate my debt, like millions of other Americans.<p>I visited my local bank, asked for a $15,000 loan but was offered an interest rate higher than my cards were charging.<p>So I looked …

Finance

The Google Way of Attacking Problems

One Friday afternoon in 2002, long before his company became a household verb, Larry Page walked into the office kitchen and posted some printouts of results from Google’s AdWords engine. On top, in big bold letters, he wrote, “THESE ADS SUCK.”<p>In most companies, this would be seen as cruel — an …

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Peter Thiel

Why This Is the Most Important New Technology in Decades

The cloud, we keep hearing, is coming. But if you’re in the enterprise tech market, you might be forgiven for wondering when this mythical cloud is …

Amazon Web Services